In the beginning Prospero and Caliban got along well; Prospero would teach Caliban language and manners and in return Caliban would show him around the island. Prospero and Caliban maintained an unhealthy relationship because Caliban is convinced that Prospero stole the island from him, and now treating him disrespectfully. Caliban is described to be a disrespectful, disobedient, brutal, always plotting something behind Prospero’s back. As his urge to procreate was developing, he attempted to rape Miranda without regret. Prospero forgiving characteristic seemed to have developed when he was trying to teach obedience to his servant Caliban, but always resulting in misbehaviour.
He treated Caliban fairly, until he tried to rape Miranda. He made Caliban his servant because he could not trust him, he had lost respect, and had no other choice. Even when Caliban was serving Prospero, he was still treated fairly. Prospero freed Ariel from being eternally stuck in a tree, and in return he asked that for a year, Ariel would serve him and help him get off of the island, and then he would be freed. Prospero did not take partial control of Caliban and Ariel without a reasonable purpose, where the Europeans had no real reason at all.
First to the island,were Caliban and Sycorax, therefore Caliban is a real-life native to the island, and he is described as a fish. Caliban is despised with a deep hatred by Prospero and is described as “a devil, a born devil” (4.1.189). Caliban claims ‘the islands [his] , by Sycorax [his] mother, which [Prospero] tak’st from [me] (1.2.333-334). In this case and “to Caliban, Prospero is the usurper” (Willis 284). Prospero is ignorant to this fact.
By his characters the writer shows the way “white” people saw new, exotic places. The author created a world of imagination and illusion, made a contest between an old, well known world, and a “new” one. When Caliban talks to Prospero in his monologue, he complains about how Miranda’s father has mistreated him in so many ways. Unlike Ariel, Caliban has no future promise of freedom. Prospero made him a slave, thinking that the original inhabitant of the island has no rights to it.
This is surprising because when Benito was asked about the slaves he tried to remember the story one of his slaves --- Babo told him about the American and was threatened when he was shown the bloody razor. Also, the dismissing of Delano’s suspicions were interesting because he his ideology was the same as
While Captain Delano observes the slaves in their various tasks, his opinion of what an African slave’s traits are become glaringly clear, he explains while looking at the six Ashantees that there is a “peculiar love in negroes of uniting industry with pastime” and that they “had the raw aspect of unsophisticated Africans” (2902). Captain Delano truly believes that Africans merely enjoy working hard for their masters and that they are not intelligent enough to conceptualize wanting something more than this. Nothing more accurately articulates Captain Delano’s perspective on the benevolence of slavery then the ‘benevolent’ relationship he views between Benito and Babo—master and slave. Captain Delano finds a “humane satisfaction” when he “witnessed the steady good conduct of Babo” (2903) the seemingly loving nature of Babo reassures Delano of his own interpretations of slaves and how that relationship is supposed to be perceived. Analogously, Benito Cereno explains to Captain Delano that “it is Babo here to whom, under God, I owe not only my own preservation, but likewise to him, chiefly, the merit is due, of pacifying his more ignorant brethren, when at intervals tempted to murmurings” (2907), in which the purported benevolence of Babo has empowered Cereno to keep control of his ship.
Let us consider our initial meeting with him. Caliban is the only native living on the island now inhabited by Prospero and Miranda. Caliban is described as hag-born, whelp, not honored with human shape, demi-devil, poor credulous monster, hag-seed, strange fish. Caliban tells Prospero in scene two that when thou camest first, thou strokedst me and madest much of me wouldst give me water with berries in't, and teach me how to name the bigger light and how the less, that burn by day and night: and then I loved thee and show'd thee all the qualities o' the isle the fresh springs, brine-pits, barren place and fertile. Caliban is reminding Prospero that he learnt everything about the island from him, suggesting also that Caliban was a native on the island and also that Prospero had no knowledge on how to survive on the island.
In this scene it is evident that Prospero suffered from both psychological and physical violence bestowed upon him by his brother Antonio. Evidently Antonio’s wish was to have Prospero and his daughter killed however they were saved by Gonzalo a trustful councilor who set them up for a prosperous life on the island. It becomes clear that the violence in this play caused by Prospero was brought upon him and is therefore influenced by his brother’s treatment towards him, again we see that the need for power overpowers the love between the two brothers and later leads to a series of psychological torture for other
Banquo will not do anything that harms the nobility because his loyalty to the crown is stronger than his loyalty to Macbeth. Banquo is a close friend of Duncan and will not do anything to harm that relationship. Next, Banquo says to Duncan, “There, if I grow, / the
And we can pick Caliban out and make a deep emphasis on him. Here are some lines from The Tempest. Caliban: "...When thou cam'st first, Thou strok'st me, and made much of me... And then I loved thee, And showed thee all the qualities o'th'isle..." When Prospero first arrived at the island, Caliban seemed like a kind person, or monster. But later on you would find the true side of him. After he humiliated the daughter of his benefactor, Miranda said the words below: "When thou didst not, savage, Know thine own meaning...